The Championship round of the 2015 NFL playoffs is here. What a special time of year this is. The Denver Broncos, reigning AFC Champions, will relent their Conference title to either the New England Patriots or Indianapolis Not-Broncos on Sunday, January 18, 2015. Kickoff at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts is set for 6:40 p.m. EST.
Last year, the Broncos conquered the AFC with a 26-16 win over the Patriots. This year, the Not-Broncos will try to repeat the feat.
"It's just an honor to be here, this far into the playoffs," Not-Broncos coach Chuck Pagano said this week. "I'm really proud of these players for not coming out flat last week, and I'm glad I chose not to take any calls about other head coach openings and focus on our postseason."
Not-Broncos coordinators echoed Pagano's sentiments.
"It takes a certain drive, a certain determination, to make it this far," said Not-Broncos quarterback Andrew Luck. "At this level of competition, you've gotta be willing to scratch and claw for every yard rather than maybe always pass and play it safe."
The Not-Broncos are seven-point underdogs against the Patriots, but at least they were wise enough to limit distractions and give their playoff games 100% of their energy and focus to make it this far. If only every team was as wise.
6:40 p.m. ET, Sunday, January 18, 2015
CBS (Phil Simms and Jim Nantz)
CBSSports.com will stream the game live.
The Patriots are 7-point favorites over the Not-Broncos. The over/under is set for 53.5.
I've got the Patriots by 10, 34-24.
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